Police in Maryland took a 32-year-old man into custody after they received a call about a fight on Feb. 26. After arriving at the residence on Cedar Lane in Worcester County, they interviewed a man who appeared to have been involved in a fight based on the blood on his face and the condition of his disarrayed clothing. According to reports, the man also said that he was suffering from pain in his shoulder.
The man allegedly told police that he and one other person had been shoved down by the same individual and that he had a dislocated shoulder as a result. He was able to name and help lead authorities to the 32-year-old individual.
Deputies then found the man nearby, and allegedly, the man then attacked a deputy. The man is facing charges of reckless endangerment, second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and first- and second-degree assault.
Individuals who are facing charges like the man in this case may want to speak to a lawyer about the best approach to a defense. Both felony cases and misdemeanors may have significant repercussions for an individual, but either pleading innocent or working out a plea bargain with the prosecution might be the right approach, depending on the individual circumstances.
For example, in a case like this one, an individual might dispute others' accounts of events or claim to have acted in self-defense. Alternately, it may be possible to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence. An attorney may also make certain that a client's rights were not violated by police. If they were, it might be possible to have the case dismissed.
Source: WBOC 16, "Fight in Worcester County leads to man's arrest," Maura Dalsey, March 2, 2015